Since the project has become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (S.C.I.O.) the ‘Friends’ section has amalgamated into the project. The following description will give acknowledgement to the great contribution they have made over the years.
The “Friends” was set up to reach out to people who have an interest in the Book and may have a particular expertise which will help in putting it before a wider audience, or just manning the Visitors Centre once or twice during the summer.
Since the inception of the “Friends” they have organised several seminars a year. Each one dealt with a particular aspect of the Book of Deer. The Seminars have been held in the University Chaplaincy in Old Aberdeen often in the winter months and at Aden Park Theatre, Kemp Hall Old Deer and the Stuartfield Hall mostly in the summer months. They also organised a talk for the A.G.M.s.
The ‘Friends’ had a strong membership and would welcome anyone, anywhere, who has an interest in the Book of Deer, even if they felt they had no great skill or knowledge to contribute. It is a great way to keep in touch with our heritage here in the North East of Scotland.